Carlos I. Ramos

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How Winston Churchill stole from India for Britain’s war

“I am glad to learn from the Minister of War Transport that a strict line is being taken in dealing with requests for cereals from the Indian Ocean area. A concession to one country at once encourages demands from all the others,” the prime minister commented in a memo on 10 March 1943. “They must …

India

The new vegan: Meera Sodha’s recipe for tamarind and spinach dal

Ask any Indian, from a bin man to a Bollywood actress, what their favourite food is, and they will most likely say their mother’s dal. It’s the ultimate comfort dish: a true taste of home, and the Indian equivalent of the British Sunday roast. There are as many ways of cooking dal as there are …

Tamarind

The new vegan: Meera Sodha’s recipes for Sri Lankan beetroot curry and green bean mallum

One of my favourite cookbooks is a Sri Lankan one called The Exotic Tastes Of Paradise, by Felicia Wakwella Sorensen. The cover is exactly how I imagine culinary paradise to look: piles of coconuts, bananas and pineapples, with fronds of palm trees coming into view. Inside, the recipes are just as …

Sri Lanka

Right Concentration

The Path to Enlightenment<p>In modern terms, we might call the Buddha's Eightfold Path an eight-part program toward realizing enlightenment and …

Meditation

How to Set Up Your Own Completely Free VPN In the Cloud

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great way to add security to your browsing while also preventing snoopers (including your internet service …

Information Systems
Urbanism

Similar To Opium The Best Natural Painkiller That Grows In Your Backyard

People have used wild lettuce as a sedative and painkiller for millennia. This plant is similar to thistle and dandelion, but it has potent …

Solar-powered aquaponic greenhouses grow up to 880 lbs of produce each year

Fresh produce – ideally grown locally right in your backyard – is essential to a healthy diet, but with scores of people either lacking the space, …

Aquaponics

Middle East meets West in this za’atar bun recipe

I was born in Damascus, Syria. Though I grew up between London and Qatar, my mother made the trip back to Syria to give birth to me and each of my siblings so she could be with her family.<p>My grandparents were the last of my immediate relatives to live in Palestine. They fled in 1948, in what we …

Feta Cheese

The First 5 Power Tools You Should Own

The beginning of your tool collection.<p>Power tools are designed to help you complete home improvement projects in less time and with better results. There is nothing intimidating about these five tools, which are a great starting point for every DIYer just starting out.

From Broiled Feta To Falafel: 7 Mediterranean Mezze Recipes

Mezze are small dishes usually served as starters. But from Falafel to Broiled Feta with Garlicky Cherry Tomatoes and Capers, any of these recipes can be combined to make an unforgettable lunch or dinner spread.<p><b>1. Broiled Feta with Garlicky Cherry Tomatoes & Capers</b><p>Transform an ordinary block of …

Feta

This Dish Might be Your Gateway to Cooking Indian Food

A lot of people seem to approach Indian cooking with some degree of trepidation: The ingredient lists are often long, the cooking times even longer, and the desired end results opaque, the dense layers of spices making it difficult to determine what’s missing and how to correct for it. <b>Preparing a</b> …

21 Delicious Foods From Barbados Everyone Should Know And Love

Bread and two for life.

Afraid of fermentation? Here’s the recipe to start with.

Good morning! We interrupt the furor over faux fireworks to bring you genuine, non-faux news from the world of Food. Let’s start with <b>Maura Judkis</b>’s visit to the Fancy Food Show in New York, where she trailed Whole Foods buyer <b>AnaMaria Friede</b> to see how the buyer picks new items to stock on the …

LiveChat

Cooking By Feel: Indian Ingredients and Flavors

One of the things that got us cooking in earnest was a desire to learn how to cook really good Indian food. We're still a long ways off (homestyle …

Flavors

The Beginner's Guide to Vegetarian India by Madhur Jaffrey

The recipe for Tomato and Ginger Chutney in Madhur Jaffrey’s new book Vegetarian India comes not from Kolkata but from a South Indian Muslim cook in Albany, New York.<p>There are recipes from Jaffrey's physical therapists, from store clerks, and from notes she made while trying to put lunch together. …

Savory Uses for Greek Yogurt

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: You probably have Greek yogurt in your fridge -- discover some savory ways to</i> …

The Serious Eats Guide to Shopping for Asian Noodles

The world of Asian noodles is vast. Walk into any Asian market and you'll see aisles of noodles, each of different shapes, lengths, and textures. Noodles in Asia are more than a food—they're an essential part of culture with a 4,000 year history. Even the noodles' length has significance—they are …

Denise D'silva Sankhé

Beyond Curry Indian Spices 101: How to Work With Dry Spices<p>Beyond Curry Beyond Curry: Anglo-Indian Coconut Clam Stew<p>Beyond Curry Beyond Curry: Quick Indian Cabbage Salad<p>Beyond Curry Beyond Curry: Lamb or Chicken Biryani<p>Beyond Curry Beyond Curry: Easy Spiced Basmati Pilaf<p>Beyond Curry Beyond Curry: …

Spices

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Taste Buds in a Rut? Try These 6 Ethiopian Spices And Flours - One Green Planet

I was amazed the first time I tried Ethiopian food. The cuisine incorporates beans and legumes very well into the meals, and if you go into any …

Europe’s Oldest Footprints?

KUTZTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA—Science News reports that human footprints found in a Romanian cave in the 1960s and initially dated to 15,000 years ago are …

Açorda à Alentejana (Bread and Garlic Soup with Cilantro)

4 cups roughly chopped cilantro leaves and stems<p>7 cloves garlic, peeled<p>1 large green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped<p>1 serrano …

Harissa

Put chiles into a medium bowl, cover with boiling water, and let sit until softened, about 20 minutes. Heat caraway, coriander, and cumin in an 8" …

Spices

Achari Bhindi / Okra With Pickled Spices

Okra/Bhindi stir fried with onion and pickled spices gives this simple dish a unique flavor and aroma.<p><b>Achari Bhindi / Okra Cooked In Pickled</b> …

The Seeds That Are Called 'The Remedy For Everything But Death'

This humble, but immensely powerful seed, kills MRSA, heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, stimulates regeneration of the dying beta cells within …

A World Map of Flavors – 36 Regions, 36 Herb and Spice Combinations

Inspired by The 4-Hour Chef, the friendly folks over at the startup Maptia (launching soon) have created this fun typographic map of flavors from …

Pigeon Peas in a Mild Coconut Curry

Recently a school friend who's also a follower of the blog wrote in to request more East African recipes to be featured on the blog. Having spent the …